Javascript – Open a URL in a new tab (and not a new window)

javascript

I'm trying to open a URL in a new tab, as opposed to a popup window.

I've seen related questions where the responses would look something like:

window.open(url,'_blank');
window.open(url);

But none of them worked for me, the browser still tried to open a popup window.

Best Solution

This is a trick,

function openInNewTab(url) {
 window.open(url, '_blank').focus();
}

//or just
window.open(url, '_blank').focus();

In most cases, this should happen directly in the onclick handler for the link to prevent pop-up blockers, and the default "new window" behavior. You could do it this way, or by adding an event listener to your DOM object.

<div onclick="openInNewTab('www.test.com');">Something To Click On</div>

http://www.tutsplanet.com/open-url-new-tab-using-javascript/